John Milton Hayes

(1884-1940 / Lancashire, England)

John Milton Hayes Poems

1. Merchandise 1/1/2004
2. You Know What I Mean 1/1/2004
3. The Whitest Man I Know 1/1/2004
4. Orange Peel 1/1/2004
5. The Dream Ring Of The Desert 1/1/2004
6. My Old Football 1/1/2004
7. The Green Eye Of The Little Yellow God 1/3/2003
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The Green Eye Of The Little Yellow God

There's a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Khatmandu,
There's a little marble cross below the town;
There's a broken-hearted woman tends the grave of Mad Carew,
And the Yellow God forever gazes down.

He was known as "Mad Carew" by the subs at Khatmandu,
He was hotter than they felt inclined to tell;
But for all his foolish pranks, he was worshipped in the ranks,
And the Colonel's daughter smiled on him as well.

He had loved her all along, with a passion of the strong,
The fact that she loved him was plain to all.
She was nearly twenty-one and ...

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